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The Murder of Emmett Till
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Film Description
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Film Credits: The Murder of Emmett Till
PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY
Stanley Nelson

WRITTEN BY
Marcia A. Smith

NARRATED BY
Andre Braugher

EDITED BY
Lewis Erskine

COORDINATING PRODUCER
Laurens Grant

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Robert Shepard

COMPOSER
Tom Phillips

SOUND RECORDISTS
J.T. Takagi
Sekou Shepard
C. A. Moses

MUSIC SUPERVISOR
Rena C. Kosersky

"Original arrangement of 'Old Ship of Zion'"
By Bernice Johnson-Reagon, Songtalk Publishing Co.
Performed by Sweet Honey In The Rock
Recorded at Bias Studios, Fairfax, Virginia
Engineered by Bob Dawson

ASSISTANT PRODUCER
Amilca Palmer

ASSISTANT EDITOR
Aljernon M. Tunsil

ADDITIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHY
Jim Dollarhide

SOUND EDITORS
Margaret Crimmins
Greg Smith

ON LINE
Frame:Runner, Inc.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
April Grayson
Sulyn Silbar

CONSULTANTS
Clenora Hudson-Weems
Robert E. Luckett, Jr.
William Bicket

INTERNS
Kristin Lesko
Hilary Goldstein
Trudy Williams
Moyosore Pau Pau
Akilah Kweli

VOICE ACTORS
Steve Itkin
Jonathan Ross

SPECIAL THANKS
Bill Minor
MS. State Sen. David Jordan
Robin Kelley
Richard Gardner
Leon Finney Jr.
Gerald Chatham
Ben Hampton
Mrs. Lou Emma Allen
Charles Tisdale
William Pearson

THANKS TO
AA Rayner & Sons
Chicago Burr Oak Cemetery
Stephen J. Whitfield
Shack Up Inn
Allan M. Jalon, Los Angeles Times, "1955 Killing Sparked Civil Rights Revolution Emmett Till: South's Legend and Legacy"
Mrs. Fannie Ware
Mrs. Marie Therese McDermott
Lana Turner
Martha Huie
Rev. Edwin King
Patrick Antizi
Tijwan Levan Scott
Tony Czech
Hugh Stephen Whitaker
Reference Center for Marxist Studies, New York City
Wheeler Parker
Mamie Till Mobley
Hollis Watkins
Gode Davis
Adam Green
David T. Beito
Lois Walker, Archivist, Chicago Defender
Plater Robinson
Soundprint Media Center
Michael Flug
Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi
The Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University
Mikro Press
BibliothËque Royale de Belgique
L'HumanitÈ
Le Monde
Elaine Owens
Jerry Mitchell
Tracye A. Matthews

ARCHIVAL FILM
John E. Allen, Inc.
CBS News Archive
Corbis Motion
Fox Movietone News
Getty Images
Grinberg Film Libraries
Historic Films
J. Fred MacDonald & Associates
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Don Richards
Streamline Films, Inc.
UCLA Film & Television Archive
Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries.
University of South Carolina

ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS
AP/Wide World Photos
Chicago Defender
Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune Company
Clark County Tribune
The Commercial Appeal
Corbis Images
Mrs. Joyce Grant
Library of Congress
Erich Hartmann/ Magnum Photos
John Malone
Florence Mars
Ernest C. Withers, Courtesy Panopticon Gallery, Waltham, MA
New York Post
New York Public Library
Ed Clark/TimePix
University of Virginia Library

For
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
POST PRODUCTION
James E. Dunford
Rose M. Compagine
Greg Shea

SERIES DESIGNER
Alison Kennedy

ON-LINE EDITOR
Mark Steele

SOUND MIX
John Jenkins

SERIES THEME
Mark Adler
BUSINESS MANAGER
John Van Hagen

PROJECT ADMINISTRATION Nancy Farrell
Vanessa Ruiz
Helen R. Russell
Rebekah Suggs

LEGAL
Jay Fialkov
Maureen Jordan

DIRECTOR, NEW MEDIA
Maria Daniels

PROJECT COORDINATOR, NEW MEDIA
Ravi Jain

PUBLICITY
Daphne B. Noyes
Johanna Baker

COORDINATING PRODUCER
Susan Mottau

SERIES EDITOR
Sharon Grimberg

SENIOR PRODUCER
Mark Samels

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Margaret Drain

A Firelight Media production for American Experience

This program was produced by WGBH Boston,
which is solely responsible for its content.

© 2003 WGBH Educational Foundation
All rights reserved



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